Nature’s little trials

Conquering Nature's Trials
Sometimes we do conquer
Nature’s little trials
With graceful power and beauty
A blessed act of style

Should we grow too cocky
Nature, she will smile
With graceful power and beauty

She’ll down our bridge
From ridge to ridge

Every once ‘a while

The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009

While the photograph captures the Golden Gate Bridge, the downed bridge of the poem is, of course, Galloping Gerdie, The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which fell into the narrows the same year it was opened, 1940.

The Golden Gate, on the other hand, was completed in 1937… and is still standing.